Watching Ellie

Season 2 Episode 3


Aired Tuesday 8:30 PM Apr 29, 2003 on NBC
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Ellie and Don are filled with anticipation when they each return to the dating world with hopeful aspirations. On the heels of her break up with Ben, Ellie is bubbling with excitement over her date with a man she met six months earlier, who turns out to be full of surprises. While Don believes he's met his soulmate, Ben tries to get Edgar to reveal where Ellie's date is so he can try to stop it.moreless

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    Julia Louis-Dreyfus

    Julia Louis-Dreyfus

    Eleanor "Ellie" Riggs

    Don Lake

    Don Lake

    Dr. Don Zimmerman

    Peter Stormare

    Peter Stormare

    Ingvar (season 1, recurring in season 2)

    Lauren Bowles

    Lauren Bowles


    Steve Carell

    Steve Carell

    Edgar Price

    Darren Boyd

    Darren Boyd


    Trivia, Notes, Quotes and Allusions


    • TRIVIA (0)

    • QUOTES (7)

      • (talking about Billy being fat)
        Susan: I thought you said he had this killer body.
        Ellie: It's still killer... if it fell on you!

      • Dr. Zimmerman: I may have finally found my soulmate, Ellie. Isn't that what we're all looking for? I mean, isn't that why you're going out tonight to play that crazy, painful, fascinating game of find the soulmate?
        Ellie: Actually, I'm just looking for some nasty sex.

      • Ellie: Susan, how can somebody get so fat in one year? I mean, I was expecting Marlon Brando from Streetcar Named Desire and I got Marlon Brando from... you know, all those movies that he's fat in!

      • Susan: Oh, look at this, [Billy] ordered champagne.
        Ellie: Expensive?
        Susan: Let's see, one hundred dollars.
        Ellie: Oh, that's good.
        Susan: Not necessarially. Our hamburger costs forty.

      • Ellie: You know, I thought my first date after Ben was going to be so hard, but I'm really really really really really excited about this, Sue!
        Susan: Of course you are.
        Ellie: You know why? Because with Ben it was all this sneaking around and lying.
        Susan: Where as this is sleeping with a guy you barely know.
        Ellie: Which is much better!

      • Ben: [Ellie and Billy] were flirting, weren't they?
        Edgar: With an ass like that, who wouldn't flirt with him?
        Ben: Her, you mean.
        Edgar: No, him. I'm telling you, this guy has got a killer ass.

      • Edgar: Time to bring out the old ass book. See, it's an address book, but I blacked out the 'ddre'.

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    • ALLUSIONS (1)

      • Edgar: (to Ben) I am going to save your life tonight, sugar bear!

        This line is an allusion to the lyrics of the Elton John song "Someone Saved My Life Tonight".